Sometimes it is nice to keep things simple, and that is my feeling on laptop bags. I don’t like bags with all the bells and whistles and pockets that make the bag bulky and heavy when filled. I like the simple laptop bags. The Reginald Transfer by Crumpler is one of these bags.
The Reginald Transfer is a laptop bag that will fit the 13” Macbook (my 12 iBook also fit fine) and is available in 4 colors. The color names are unique, so I am going to “translate” them to Black, Brown, Green, and Red. The bag is actually made for 15” laptops, so a Macbook Pro 15” size should also fit fine (i only tried the iBook and MacBook).
As I said the Reginald Transfer is simple. It has a main pocket for your laptop and a few small pockets on the outside. One side of the bag has a zipper that opens to two half pockets.. The other side has a sleeve pocket that a letter size paper can fit into. There are also two pockets for the handles, but I used these for small accessories. These extra pockets are great for mice, power cords, iPods, and whatever else you need on the go. It also has a removable shoulder strap.
The main pocket easily fits my MacBook and Wacom drawing tablet.
The bag itself is well made. It is water resistant on the outside and a soft polyester on the inside. It has plenty of padding on the inside pocket to protect you laptop. I feel very comfortable using the Reginald Transfer as a bag to protect my laptop in.
I received a sample of the black model. It has the Crumpler logo stitched onto the outside in green, with a green interior. A very nice looking bag, in my opinion.
I have to say I really like this bag. It is light weight and small, but it holds a lot. I had a larger bag with the same amount of items in it, and the Crumpler bag feels like I cut the weight in half. The price of sixty five dollars might seem like a lot for a laptop bag, and in some cases it is. However, in this case you are getting a great bag that is well worth the money.
My only complaint is that the shoulder strap is not padded. A padded shoulder strap would make this an easy 5 out of 5, but I’ll have to go with a 4.5 out of 5.